A cytokine pathway in the control of inflammation and pain

Research Opportunity
PhD students
Department / Centre
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor John Hamilton jahami@unimelb.edu.au 8344 5480 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Ming-Chin (Kevin) Lee ming-chin.lee@unimelb.edu.au 8344 3292

Summary Chronic pain has led significantly to the opioid epidemic and the need for improved therapy. With this in mind the project is designed to understand how a particular protein controls inflammation and its associated pain.

Project Details

Inflammation is the key to much pathology and pain, for example, that associated with arthritis and cancer.  The project aims to explore at a molecular level the novel biology of a particular protein (cytokine) in its control of inflammation and associated pain.

To ensure broad training, the project at the interface between the immune and nervous systems will encompass a range of both in vitro and in vivo techniques to determine how the cytokine is produced and how it acts.  The studies are linked to the industry development of much needed therapies to control inflammation and associated pain.

A PhD scholarship is available with a stipend equivalent to the Research Training Program rate ($31,200 per annum). A waiver of tuition fees may be considered for a competitive international candidate.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Musculoskeletal

Research Opportunities

PhD students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department / Centre


Research Group / Unit / Centre

Hamilton Laboratory

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